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Augustus Kerr Riggin diary

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1273
Scope and Contents Photostat of diary kept while teaching school, mostly in Petersburg. Discusses his students, their studies and school programs which he organized. Discusses his social activities and the people he visits with. Describes the celebration in Petersburg for the soldiers returning from the Mexican War. Writes of his plan for studying the law.
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1848

B. F. Perry letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1164
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother in Woodford County, Illinois tells the amount of pay for various ranks, describes the uniforms and insignia and gives their cost. Describes the barracks and gives a hand drawn map of it. Describes the funeral of Captain Page who was shot at Matamoros. Gives news of soldiers known to his brother.
Dates: Created: July 14, 1846

Charles J. Sellon papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1363
Scope and Contents A booklet of poems and essays written by Sellon while in Mexico. Letters to Marilla mostly expressing his love for her. One written from San Antonio gives a precise description of the city and the "old church called Fort Alamo". Mentions the battle of Buena Vista. Two letters from Marilla discuss family problems and her love of Charles. Sellon's commission as Major in the Civil War. One letter, 1839, from Anne Brodie to her niece in Bristol discussing her will. Three letters (1862, 1864, 1865)...
Dates: Created: 1839 - 1865

Eaton G. Osman reminiscence of the Mexican War

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1126
Scope and Contents An article written by Eaton re: his father's work on "The Picket Guard". A brief description of several newspapers written and edited by soldiers to give news of the war to the soldiers who were fighting it. Gives a physical description of the paper, and examples of articles. The newspaper editorializes on the fact that they get no outside newspapers because of the expense of mailing them. There is an example of an advertisement. Quotes articles on the battle of Buena Vista, the capture of Vera...
Dates: Created: undated

James Carroll Robinson papers

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1283
Scope and Contents Teacher's certificates and schedule of students taught in Clark County, 1849-1851. Certificate of election as Justice of the Peace, 1853, signed by Governor Matteson. Certificate of election to Congress, 1870, signed by John Palmer. Papers re: pension for Judeah Walker Robinson, his wife, who received the first certificate for pension for the soldiers or widows of soldiers of the Mexican War.
Dates: Created: 1850 - 1887

James Shields letters

Identifier: MS-SC1385A
Scope and Contents Eight letters written to William Martin, a legislator from Madison County, Ill., discuss the campaign of 1844, the 1853 election and mentions Sloan, Scates, and Breese, political appointments and Martin's military claim for helping organize volunteers for the Mexican War. An 1849 letter responds that he will do all he can to help Mr. Davis after all he did to support Shields while in Mexico. An 1850 letter mentions "friend Davis", the slavery question and Clay's compromise.
Dates: 1844 - 1853

James Shields papers

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1385
Scope and Contents Three circulars, 1841-1842, from the Auditor's Office re: school funds. Letter, Oct. 1843 re: meeting in St. Louis or Edwardsville. Letter, 1847, to Samuel Buckmaster introducing Mr. Curran who will accompany the bodies of slain officers back to Illinois from Cerro Gordo, Mexico. An 1852 letter to Y.P. Fox a New York tailor re: a coat being made. Letter, 1857, to Judge J. Purdy Faribault in Iowa re: Minnesota territory and the railroad. Letter of introduction, 1859, for James Owner to Gen....
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1862

Leonard Swett Papers

Identifier: BC622
Scope and Contents Papers of Leonard Swett (1825 – 1889) consists of unpublished letters, published letters in journals, correspondence including incoming, personal papers, speeches and essays prepared by Swett, resolutions, and scrapbooks relating to Leonard’s relationship with his mother and sister in Maine  (1847-1886); experience in the Mexican War; legal practice in Illinois (1849 – 1858); the experiences in the Eighth Judicial Circuit; Republican National Convention (1888); the death of Swett (1889);...
Dates: Created: 1847-1890; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1942

Lindorf Ozburn letters

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1130
Scope and Contents Four letters to his wife, Eliza, from the Mexican War discusses a buffalo hunt, sickness and death of the men from Morgan County, Eliza's wish to teach school while he is gone, his weariness with the war and several mentions of Lieutenant John Logan. Mentions a Colonel Griffin's "brush with Indians" where a "great number" of Indians were killed, including women and children who had hidden in the grass and were trampled. One letter from his uncle, Dr. John Logan. One letter to Eliza from the...
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1861

Oglesby Family Papers

Identifier: BC492
Abstract Richard J. Oglesby, elected governor of Illinois in 1864, 1872 and 1884, appointed to the U.S.Senate in 1873 and his son John G. Oglesby, elected Illinois lieutenant governor in 1908 and 1916,were active in Illinois politics for almost a century. Richard, who was basically self-educated,learned the law and became a lawyer, served in the Mexican War, was a delegate to the WhigConvention in 1852, gave the “railsplitter speech” for Lincoln at the 1860 Republican Convention,and after serving in...
Dates: Created: 1845-1938; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970